Life Science Lunch

 "Indiana's longest-running, statewide educational and networking program"

Presented by:

   Barnes and Thornburg

Click here to register to attend the lunch

 Now Available - Watch the video from recent lunches

January 2014: Indiana CTSI Grant Renewal: A New Era Begins!

February 2014 - Voices of Influence - Leading Women in Life Sciences

March: The World Is Your Market - Going Global from Indiana

April: STEM Education: Creative, Fun and Engaging

May: Update on Indiana's Statewide Strategic Plan for the Health Science Sector

June-July - on hiatus

August: FDA Guidance on Social Media Usage

September: Using Health IT to Encourage a Patient Focus

October: Managing Security Risks in the Life Sciences

December: The Federal Government and Life Science Industries II - A Conversation

with U.S. Representative Erik Paulsen, Minnesota

Life Science Lunch Video Archive (May - December 2013)


About the Series

The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner to present a monthly seminar series on critical issues in life science. Each month, at lunch, a policymaker or a panel in the field of life science will be available to answer questions concerning the major challenges and opportunities in the life science industry. We hope you will join us.

There is no charge to attend, but please register so we know how many lunches to order. Please see registration page for details. Some of the discussion questions will be submitted to the speakers in advance.

Topic/Time/Date - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December Lunch Program

A Conversation with Rep. Erik Paulsen (MN),

Chair, US House of Representatives Medical Technology Caucus

The Federal Government and the Life Science Industries II


Please join us for a conversation with U.S. Representative Erik Paulsen, who will discuss the interplay between the life science industry and the U.S. federal government. Rep. Paulsen is co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Medical Technology Caucus and a strong advocate for the life science industries. Topics to be discussed will include:
•    FDA: 510(k) program and MenB vaccine
•    Intellectual property: patent reform, patent eligibility of DNA, trade secret legislation, and patent troll legislation
•    Taxes: medical device tax and corporate inversions


11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Eastern)
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Central)

 (Lunch Provided at all participating B&T Offices)
Formal Presentation by Video Conference
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Central)



Brian R. Dorn, Ph.D.
Of Counsel
Barnes & Thornburg LLP



The program is video broadcast to a number of Barnes & Thornburg offices and participating locations across the state and country.  The primary location is the Barnes & Thornburg office at 11 S. Meridian Street in downtown Indianapolis.  Please select from the locations below when registering.  Maps to locations are provided in the table below.

Atlanta (GA)

Los Angeles 



Columbus (OH)



South Bend

Grand Rapids

Washington DC


Wilmington (DE)

 Next Presentation


Tuesday, January 20, 2015
 11:30 am- 1:00 pm (Eastern)

Understanding the Changing Patent Landscape:

Using Patent Insurance and Other Strategies to Protect Your Assets



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Saturday, December 20, 2014